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dm



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:45 am Reply with quote
I guess Bondrewd and Ozen are both examples of Nietzsche's warning: "If you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you"
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:05 pm Reply with quote
Alexandre Martins wrote:
I find that difficult to believe, though, because my personal "ratings" always matched the Japanese's and, even though I'm no barometer for anything but my personal taste, MiA was a magnificent series, the best fantasy-sci-fi to come up in anime since Shin Sekai Yori, so I think there's a chance of a second cour.


The anime is at least tracking well, and the manga had quite a lot of pixiv art traffic prior to the anime, so I don't think it's doing too badly. We'll have to wait till the end of the month to find out exactly how well the anime has done though.
That being said, if you loved Shinsekai Yori, your tastes do not entirely match up with Japan, because that was a historic bomb, unfortunately.
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DangerMouse



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:02 pm Reply with quote
Yeah, this needs/deserves a second season.

And like was said at the end of this "article", this same crew needs to be back whenever it happens, unlike how a number of recent sequels have been changing their staffs around.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:06 pm Reply with quote
DangerMouse wrote:
And like was said at the end of this "article", this same crew needs to be back whenever it happens, unlike how a number of recent sequels have been changing their staffs around.

Well, at least it's not Kadokawa, so there's hope...
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Alexandre Martins



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:21 pm Reply with quote
That being said, if you loved Shinsekai Yori, your tastes do not entirely match up with Japan, because that was a historic bomb, unfortunately.[/quote]
I was kidding. No wonder SSY bombed there, because it's one of the few purely sci-fi anime I've ever watched, with a convincing futuristic dystopian setting. Most sci-fi anime go for silly action and exaggerate on the mechanical tech side, whereas SSY's very advanced futuristic tech was whole devoted to genetics. That, combined with the not so great animation, would explain why the Japanese millennials didn't by into it. I'm an Philip Dick, Isaac Asimov, Robert Heinlain, Arthur Clarke kind of sci-fi, so I totally loved it.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:04 pm Reply with quote
I couldn't tell you were kidding at all, to be honest. Even broad generalizations that few sane people would make can't be written off as a joke these days. My apologies.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:05 am Reply with quote
I haven't cried watching a show in a long time. FMA has stomach-punching despair in spades, and based on other comments, I will definitely give From the New World a watch. I am disappointed I skipped that one. However, there is one other show I want to add to the list for putting children in dangerous, compelling, and heartbreaking situations--Noein--such an amazingly complex, underrated show and one of my absolute favorites.
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Alexandre Martins



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:20 am Reply with quote
Usagi-kun wrote:
I haven't cried watching a show in a long time. FMA has stomach-punching despair in spades, and based on other comments, I will definitely give From the New World a watch. I am disappointed I skipped that one. However, there is one other show I want to add to the list for putting children in dangerous, compelling, and heartbreaking situations--Noein--such an amazingly complex, underrated show and one of my absolute favorites.

Wow! You're the first person in a long time that mentioned Noein as far as I'm aware. I just love that series. It was thoroughly enjoyable, a masterpiece as far as I'm concerned. The way they dealt with the idea of parallel universes and quantum time travel was very clever and consistent, which is something you don't see often. Also, the interpersonal relations among the characters were very deep and I fully agree that the show is packed with deep emotions, especially considering that
SPOILERS FOR ANYONE WHO HAS NOT WATCHED NOEIN

spoiler[despite the happy ending, there's so much misery and sadness for all of them.]
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 12:28 pm Reply with quote
Usagi-kun wrote:
However, there is one other show I want to add to the list for putting children in dangerous, compelling, and heartbreaking situations--Noein--such an amazingly complex, underrated show and one of my absolute favorites.


Yeah, Noein is great too. I actually just posted about this show on Facebook last night, and do so as often as I can. As I've noted elsewhere, I've been starting to recognize my own sweet spot within media, and it's something that has inevitably drawn me to anime more and more over the years, given that almost no other medium regularly attempts it: Kids coming of age(usually with some kind of ensemble cast), going on adventures, and learning truths of the world(often a fantasy/scifi/supernatural world), usually with a heavy focus on both world-building and character growth and development. Shows that fit into that for me, are things like: Dennou Coil, Madoka Magica, Made in Abyss, Bokurano, Noein, From The New World, Gunslinger Girl, Now and Then, Here and There, Uta Kata, Hanasaku Iroha, etc. If you find you like similar stuff, I highly recommend people check all of these out as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:54 pm Reply with quote
Best show I've seen in a long time-I really do hope there's a second season. If ever a series needs one-it's this. Even if there never is it's ok.
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